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From the home front: Organic architecture, cave homes, zoomorphic buildings ... - OregonLive.com

From the home front: Organic architecture, cave homes, zoomorphic buildings ... - OregonLive.com | December 6th | Scoop.it

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This new idea of living allows for growing with the environment. Especially the city built into the rock hill side allows for using the environment to your advantage as well as not hurting the environment. Creating a city under an overhang in a cliff allows the city to have protection from the elements and to take advantage of the natural covering of the rock. The seashell house also allows for a new idea of working with  the environment and using the resources available instead of creating materials that could hurt the environment. In this way, we are gaining a step towards undoing the damage we have done to this earth.

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Solar Carve Tower at the High Line | Studio Gang Architects

Solar Carve Tower at the High Line | Studio Gang Architects | December 6th | Scoop.it

 

My thoughts: An architect from Chicago, Jeanne Gang, just introduced a new project in New York. This office tower is not just another high-rise building to come up into the New York skyline; it has some special features that could bring in a new era of architectural building.

This building will have a glass facade that is shaped to avoid disruption of the natural light, air and view of the High Line. This way, people in the bustling city can still look past the buildings and bask in the sunlight filtering through as well as the spectacular view. This Solar Carve Tower is planned for completion in 2015 and can be seen as one more step towards working with the earth and not against it.


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Tourner Autour du Ried by St. André-Lang Architectes

Tourner Autour du Ried by St. André-Lang Architectes | December 6th | Scoop.it

My thoughts: This low-budget sustainable structure is located in north-eastern France and is constructed surrounded by corn fields, taking in its natural place. The circular house project has panoramic views of the Alsatian Plains allowing for a great environment for future living. The structures outside layer consist of walls of corn. The corn ears are placed between the buildings structure and wire on the outside. This design allows for the corn to dry and harden while providing a shelter for those working in the corn fields. Therefore, where you work, is also where you sleep creating lower costs for extra housing and allowing your job in the corn fields to become easier and less of a hassle.


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